Not sure why the term “color blocking” has diverged where the fashion industry and the home fashion-sewing industry intersect. The sewing enthusiast’s version of the term refers to areas of solid color placed in one garment. The fashion industry refers to solid color separates worn together as color blocking. Hmmmph. Fashion Industry Application of the… Read More “Color Blocking”: Means Different Things in the Fashion Industry versus Home Sewing Enthusiasts
Hi readers! It’s amazing how long I’ve hung around in the sewing community. Some things which were new many years ago are now reintroduced to a new audience. Then again, there are revelations (sewing and otherwise) which make me happy and excited to gain that new knowledge. Today, I have thoughts and links to share… Read More Trivial and Important Stuff in the Worlds of Sewing, Fashion, Literature.
Hi Readers! It is that time again; i.e., it’s time to cleanse the sewing palate, so to speak. By that, I mean that after sewing clothing continuously, it’s refreshing to make a quick, cute item. It just puts an extra spring in my step to change the sewing lanes for a little while. Enter the… Read More Fabric Bowl – Change the Sewing Lane
In the southern region of Pakistan, there lies a province named Sindh. Therein live some crafts people who are experts in the creation of 2 yard (approx.) pieces of cotton called “Ajrak” in a gloriously printed (and sometimes further embellished) form. These are used as scarves for men and women, turbans, and in the modern… Read More Textiles from Other Lands: #Ajrak from Pakistan
We’re indulging in tulle talk today, friends. My growing infatuation with the fabric has been mentioned before, and the more I obsess over it, the more ideas for tulle I come up with and find in other people’s work. Here’s one idea….. This pair of pants has been in my closet, unworn, for many years… Read More Pant Hem Extension in… Tulle!
……of this Madeleine Vionnet design, circa 1922. It is 95 years old, and yet so 2017 in it’s modernity, the ombre vibe emanated by the color blocking, and the simple geometric shapes joined in an innovative fashion. Madeleine Vionnet was known as a master of the bias grain. Yet, this outfit hangs on the straight… Read More Can’t Let Go….
Dear readers, followers, commenters and sewing besties. Happy Valentine’s Day! I love each and every one of you. Here’s a box of candy. Yes, I made this box which is folded and glued, complete with a heart on top. My friend Vera showed me how to make it a few years ago; she used one of the… Read More To You From Me: Happy Valentine’s Day!
What do coins, CDs, food skewers, toothpicks and knit fabric have in common? This…. There’s creativity, and then there is genius, uber-creative thinking which produces work like Rowan Mersh’s. In this short post, I want to share a few images of works by the English designer, as featured in the book “Fashioning Fabrics”, 2006, edited by Sandy Black,… Read More Artist Rowan Mersh and Knit Fabric